The Toyota Highlander XSE’s front fascia, grille, and lower spoiler are exclusive to this model. (Manufacturer photo)

Toyota Highlander gets a sport infusion from new XSE model

Suspension tuning upgrade, distinct styling and exclusive trim are among the midsize SUV’s revisions.

 

Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Oct 24, 2021

 

Kamiak alum and Harvard graduate, Michael Bervell on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Washington. Bervell's new book, "Unlocking Unicorns",  profiles 10 founders of billion-dollar companies in India, Africa and the Middle East. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak graduate profiles the ‘Unicorns’ of the business world

Michael Bervell’s new book features 10 entrepreneurs who created billion-dollar startup companies. What do they have in common? None of them are white Western men.

 

Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
School meals, like this sloppy Joe, chocolate milk, pear and baby carrots, support kids and local farmers. (Jennifer Bardsley)

School lunch: Every child deserves to eat, so let’s feed them well

Breakfast and lunch are now free for all students in the Edmonds School District. Here’s what else we can do.

School meals, like this sloppy Joe, chocolate milk, pear and baby carrots, support kids and local farmers. (Jennifer Bardsley)
“Forgive, but never forget.”

The wish of Dachau survivors: Forgive, but never forget

A solemn pilgrimage to the Nazi concentration camp, a place where ultimate evil flourished.

“Forgive, but never forget.”

Where’s traveler’s refund from Air France for canceled flight?

Air France canceled Jim Shea’s flight during the pandemic. But he’s been waiting a year for a refund. Where is it?

  • Oct 24, 2021

Why it’s important to respect each other’s COVID-19 choices

Stay up-to-date with state and local health department recommendations so that you can make informed decisions.

The green Japanese maple has one of the most brilliant reds of all Japanese maples come fall. (Great Plant Picks)

Great Plant Pick: Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ aka green Japanese maple

Though it’s an understated green, this tree has one of the most brilliant reds of all Japanese maples come fall.

The green Japanese maple has one of the most brilliant reds of all Japanese maples come fall. (Great Plant Picks)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Lawns to Lettuce” webinar Nov. 4 via Zoom. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Lawns to Lettuce” webinar Nov. 4 via Zoom. (Mark Mulligan / Herald file)
When your jack-o’-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)

The 5 things scare recyclers — keep them out of the blue bin

Check to see if any of these common items have made it into your recycling cart. They make your recycling team scream!

  • Oct 22, 2021
When your jack-o’-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)
Here’s how you can attract birds, including sparrows, to your yard. (Mike Benbow)

The gardener’s playbook for attracting birds to your yard

If you want birds to visit, you’ll need to provide four basic elements: safety, nesting spots, food and water.

Here’s how you can attract birds, including sparrows, to your yard. (Mike Benbow)
Woodcarver Johannes Scholl went by John after emigrating from Germany to the United States. One of his elaborate folk art whimsies sold at Conestoga Auctions for $4,130. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

This folk art whimsy by John Scholl auctioned for over $4,000

A woodworker, Scholl’s carved decorations are thought to be among the most important works of the 20th century.

Woodcarver Johannes Scholl went by John after emigrating from Germany to the United States. One of his elaborate folk art whimsies sold at Conestoga Auctions for $4,130. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Robbie Dee portrays the King of Rock 'n' Roll in the Elvis tribute Kentucky Rain Band, performing Oct. 29 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Kentucky Rain Band)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Sir Mix-a-Lot, ZZ Top and Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

Robbie Dee portrays the King of Rock 'n' Roll in the Elvis tribute Kentucky Rain Band, performing Oct. 29 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Kentucky Rain Band)
See Annika Elizabeth’s abstract acrylic paintings, including “Adapt,” at Arts of Snohomish through Oct. 31.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

See Annika Elizabeth’s abstract acrylic paintings, including “Adapt,” at Arts of Snohomish through Oct. 31.
John Morrison dressed up as Michael Myers wanders through a Halloween scene on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Facebook map sets path to Halloween fun around the county

Brandi Smith’s map lists nearly 500 — and counting — addresses for trick-or-treating and spooky decorations.

John Morrison dressed up as Michael Myers wanders through a Halloween scene on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rahayu So (left) and Bella So wash their picked pumpkins Wednesday afternoon at Stocker Farms in Snohomish on October 23, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Rahayu So (left) and Bella So wash their picked pumpkins Wednesday afternoon at Stocker Farms in Snohomish on October 23, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Oliver Elf Army

New independent music label launches with a party in Everett

Palmer House specializes in cassette tapes. Oliver Elf Army, I Will Keep Your Ghost and FUNERALHOMES will play at the event.

Oliver Elf Army
"The Legend of Tommy G" is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in this year's Banff Film Festival. (YouTube)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

"The Legend of Tommy G" is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in this year's Banff Film Festival. (YouTube)
From left, Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in the film "Dune." (Warner Bros. Entertainment/TNS)

The new ‘Dune’ is hypnotically beautiful, but is that enough?

This take on Frank Herbert’s epic looks great and isn’t bonkers like the 1984 David Lynch version. But star Timothee Chalamet is bland.

  • Oct 21, 2021
From left, Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet in the film "Dune." (Warner Bros. Entertainment/TNS)